February 21, 2024

N.Korea can mount nukes on mid-range missiles – S.Korea

Ability to mount miniaturized nuclear device would bolster credible deterrent

North Korea may now be capable of mounting a nuclear warhead on a medium-range ballistic missile, the New York Times and Reuters reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed South Korean official.

The South Korean government assessed that North Korea now has the ability to sufficiently miniaturize a nuclear device and mount it on a medium-range ballistic missile, such as the North’s Rodong-1 missile.